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Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2018, 9:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Scotland to Darwin

We lived in Darwin for a while and it's one place we've lived that I'd consider returning to, although probably only for a few years rather than forever. Found it much quicker to settle in than other...
Aug 23rd 2018, 1:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Harsh lesson...

I've had worse experiences going the other way (Australian in UK) where the employer strung me along with promises of sponsorship but was employing me in the post as a fill-in until someone local...
Aug 6th 2018, 4:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: proof of employment

Hijacking thread but this is the first we've heard of NVQ 2 not being recognised. Is this rule applied across all occupations e.g. Chef.

The sponsoring business has hired migrations agents but...
Forum: Australia
Jun 20th 2018, 4:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Shipping Scotland to Qld (containers??)

Thanks folks. Been quoted £3295 for 540 cubic feet (approx 16 cubic metres) by Anglo Pacific. Waiting to hear from others!
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2018, 12:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By saoghalbeag

Shipping Scotland to Qld (containers??)

Has anyone any recent experience of shipping Scotland to Oz (about an hour from the Gold Coast)? I'm trying to get a current ballpark figure on a 20ft container (I have around 7000 books I'm...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2018, 12:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Returning Melbourne after 7yrs

I'm a reverse ping-ponger - lived in Scotland in my early 20s and loved it, spent over a decade moving all over the world whilst trying to navigate UK visas, and after 18 months "living the dream" in...
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2018, 2:31 pm
Replies: 347
Views: 52,851
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Is Moving To Australia Still Worth It In 2017/18

Ah, I have so many emotions about this topic!

I'd say that if it's something that means a lot to you - just do it.

We are in our 2nd year in the UK after 13 years devoted to trying to move...
Oct 22nd 2017, 10:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: EEA Family Permit - Am I ready?

Yes you can travel to the UK with the German RC (this is EU ruling) but be prepared to be stopped and questioned at the airport (we were detained 45 mins and I was instructed multiple times to get in...
Forum: Spain
Oct 28th 2016, 5:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,317
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Any young Expat families in Nerja?

We have recently moved to Nerja with our daughter. There are a few other expat families here (also in nearby Frigiliana), but not as many as I imagine are in other areas of Spain (west of Malaga, for...
Forum: Spain
Oct 9th 2016, 7:04 am
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By saoghalbeag

Contact for international parcels/customs in Madrid

Hi all, I sent a parcel to Nerja whilst still living in China in June. It still has not arrived. I have tracked it via China Post and it seems it arrived in Madrid 11th July, sat there until the 26th...
Forum: Teaching
Jun 9th 2013, 12:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,712
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Statement of Eligibility - NSW IT

There are JP equivalents in UK - I had my docs certified over there. My JP was a local pharmacist, am sure solicitor would be okay.
Forum: Teaching
May 15th 2012, 12:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Sick leave transferrable? Teacher Rego from one state to another...

Transferring teacher rego is not too hard depending on where you are going. I transferred my Qld rego to the NT in record time last year - I think it took about a week for my NT reg to come through...
Forum: Teaching
Mar 17th 2012, 1:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: DAY 8 in Queensland, is it just Queensland, or other states too?

I've only heard of it in Qld - I attended small schools here as a kid & remember the frenzied campaigns at the start of the year to try to get or keep a teacher!

Have you had any luck in the...
Forum: Teaching
Mar 17th 2012, 1:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Securing a teaching job in Queensland - Bizarre system

You're absolutely right - state system in Qld is bizarre & no, not all states are the same. It's an attempt to get decent teachers evenly distributed across a vast geographic area, and not all...
Forum: Teaching
Sep 3rd 2011, 1:31 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,992
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: PGDE Singapore

I'd say contact them again, sending through more info about the course. At the end of your time in Singapore it's the GTCS who'll determine whether you can teach in Scotland so best to hear from...
Forum: Australia
Jul 28th 2011, 7:50 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,976
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: MacBook Air - I wanna buy one...

I'm hanging out for my tax refund so I can get one-i'm also not sure if Air or Pro.

Hope you got your Teacher discount!!
Forum: Australia
May 27th 2011, 1:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Starting school - confused!!

My daughter 12/09/05 will be in year 1 next year. There's an aussie parenting forum called Bub Hub where you can find loads of info!
Forum: Australia
May 27th 2011, 1:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Advanced Standing for DipEd

You might want to post in the teaching forum (below) for this one-quite a few teachers in there with the GTP issue. At bare minimum you'll need detailed records of prior study. Qualifications for...
Forum: Teaching
Apr 22nd 2011, 11:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Primary Teacher - retraining for another career?

Hi Jen-course fees are listed on individual uni websites, you can usually get more info from student services.

I started looking into retraining while still doing my Bach of Ed. I was a...
Forum: Teaching
Apr 21st 2011, 11:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,953
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Any tips on QLD teaching registration?

Get 10 copies of everything certified while you're with the JP!!
Forum: Teaching
Apr 21st 2011, 11:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Quickest QCT Registration processing time?

Re smart, i felt that my situation was simply too complicated for their tiny minds but if your CV is more 'normal' & they find work for you then go for it! Some of the other uk based recruiters have...
Forum: Teaching
Apr 21st 2011, 10:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Quickest QCT Registration processing time?

Mine came back in about a fortnight from memory...but i'm a queenslander, queensland trained & it'd expired so i am teasing you a bit!! Altho they were making me apply from scratch, uk police checks...
Forum: Teaching
Apr 15th 2011, 8:47 am
Replies: 51
Views: 8,076
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Do you get sponsored to teach in Oz anymore?

I'm Australian/Australian trained and have just relocated to Darwin from Qld because it was pretty much the only way I could get a permanent job. Perth and regional NSW were plan B if this hadn't...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2011, 8:30 am
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Shipping to Darwin....anyone headed that way?

I used Allied Pickfords to transport a small amount of stuff (3mx3m) from Alice Springs NT to Brisbane QLD and found them pretty reasonable - if you find you have to ship to Adelaide?

Don't pack...
Forum: Australia
Apr 9th 2011, 8:50 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By saoghalbeag

Re: Long term renting

This is interesting reading as I had always seen it the other way around - that Aussies were more focussed on home ownership while Brits were happy to rent. It may be a case of your family's values...
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